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Coming in April 2024: Open-Access, Introductory Textbook in Appalachian Studies

Appalachian Studies at Eastern Kentucky University is collaborating with Eastern Kentucky University Libraries to create an anthology of original scholarly essays for an edited, open-access anthology focusing on Appalachia from an introductory, interdisciplinary perspective. To be housed in the Eastern Kentucky University’s Encompass database, this collection is the first of its kind and will provide instructors and students of Appalachian Studies everywhere with comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of Appalachian cultural, historical, and natural development.

Essays will address the following topics 

  • Appalachian literature
  • Coal in Appalachia 
  • Domestic traditions in Appalachia
  • Moonshine in Appalachia
  • Foodways in Appalachia
  • History of Appalachia
  • Media and film in Appalachia
  • Labor and work in Appalachia
  • Music in Appalachia
  • Native and Indigenous cultures of Appalachia
  • Health in Appalachia
  • The opioid crisis in Appalachia
  • Religions of Appalachia
  • Social institutions in Appalachia
  • Urban Appalachia
  • Women in Appalachia



Lisa Day, PhD, Appalachian Studies and Women & Gender Studies, Department of Anthropology, Sociology, & Social Work, Eastern Kentucky University

Jacob Johnson, Editorial Assistant and University of Kentucky graduate student in History

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